Milton, Delaware, a small but growing coastal town located on the Delmarva Peninsula, is teeming with amenities: beaches, boating, breweries, boutiques and the list goes on. In fact, Milton was named one of the best small towns in the country for a charming vacation. For its small size, it packs quite a punch when it comes to golf. There are several public Delaware golf courses with 30 miles of Milton to choose from. The weather is seasonal but mild, offering golf as a year-round option. Whether you’re a novice, amateur, or pro, book your next golf getaway right here at Mansion Farm Inn. You’ll breathe a sigh of relief the moment you arrive. Swing. Relax. Repeat.
#1 – The Rookery South Course
Beautifully situated between swelling mounds to the west and a heron rookery to the east, The Rookery South Course was designed by Senior British Open Champion Pete Oakley and Golf Course Superintendent Chris Adkins in 2004. This 18-hole course is challenging, yet fun for everyone to play. In addition to a great round of golf, you’ll find a state-of-the-art practice facility to practice your drive, as well as practice bunkers and chipping/putting areas. If you’re a pro, take advantage of their PGA instruction. After a couple hours of swinging and putting, fuel up at The Blue Heron Grille where you can savor everything from fresh salads and wraps to hot soup and grilled sandwiches. Before you leave, visit the Pro Shop to restock your golf supplies. 1.4 miles from the Inn
#2 – Stenger’s Shamrock Farms Par 3 Golf Course
If you’re looking for a laid back country atmosphere, then you’ll love Stenger’s Shamrock Farms Par 3 Golf Course. Formerly home to the Stenger family farm since the 1970s, the property gradually evolved from a private backyard golf green as a gift from father to son, into the 18-hole course it is today. This course offers advanced golfers a chance to fine tune their game and beginning golfers an opportunity to learn the game and have fun. Practice your putt on the putting green, take a lesson to learn some tips, and grab some grub at the snack bar to enjoy at the pavilion. 4.3 miles from the Inn
#3 – American Classic Course
The American Classic Golf Course is a little different than most courses. Not only do they “enjoy wearing LOUD clothes” and deck out their golf carts in American flags, but they also offer a hybrid 9-hole course instead of 18 holes. Designed for all skill levels, golfers can play the gold, red, or white tees for a 9-hole par 32, or an 18-hole par 64. If you’re a more experienced player, they recommend choosing the blue tees for a 9-hole par 35, or an 18-hole par 70. Or switch it up – it’s up to you. For an added challenge, you’ll encounter water and sand hazards and an island green on hole 6. Plus, their par 4s and 5s allow you to use every club in your bag. They offer single and family lessons, golf club regripping, and an online store. After a round (or two), swing up to the full bar and cafe for beverages and sandwiches named after rock n’ roll kings. 10 miles from the Inn
#4 – Mulligan’s Pointe Course
You can expect fun on and off the course at Mulligan’s Pointe. The award-winning, par 72 course offers 18 holes of championship golf. Designed by world renowned architect, Edmund B. Ault, this picturesque and walkable course features four sets of tees to accommodate golfers of every level. Warm up with their full scale driving range, putting green, and chipping/bunker area. The bar and grille features seating both indoors and out, great food, and live music all year long! 12.6 miles from the Inn
#5 – Baywood Greens Course
If you like to pair lush landscaping and beautiful gardens with your golf game, then you’ll love Baywood Greens, located minutes from historic Lewes and Rehoboth Beaches. This resort-style course offers world-class championship golf amidst overwhelming botanical beauty. Designed for all skill levels, you’ll appreciate five sets of tee boxes ranging from 3539 to 6983 yards. What’s more, The Woodside nines is more traditional with hardwood tree-lined greens, wildflowers, and wildlife. The Waterside nines has man-made ponds in play on eight of the nine holes, two tunnels, and timbered bridges. This course is challenging yet forgiving. Explore the pro shop, and take advantage of their packages. 16.6 miles from the Inn
#6 – Plantation Lakes Course
Plantation Lakes Course is a LENNAR master-planned community with a beautiful 18-hole Arthur Hills designed Championship Golf Course. The links inspired layout is lined with naturalized fine fescue areas, features unique bunkering, firm and quick greens, naturally wooded and rolling topography. It’s perfect for all skill levels. Finish off your game at the award-winning Landing Bar & Grille where you can sip cocktails and order from full lunch and dinner menus. They offer personal instruction and a golf shop for all your needs. 19.1 miles from the Inn
#7 – Heritage Course
Top100GolfCourses.com ranked Heritage Course 15th out of 100 in Arthur Hills Golf Courses. Strategically placed bunkers combined with undulating fairways, water obstacles, and your choice of five tees, create a fun yet challenging par 72 course no matter your skill level. Purchase the latest equipment in the golf shop. Practice your game on their two-acre grass tee and putting green or with private or group lessons. The Sugar Beet is a full menu café where you can rest and replenish. 22.8 miles from the Inn
#8 – Salt Pond Course
The Salt Pond Golf Club is located within a residential community featuring natural woodlands and ponds. The 18-hole public course is challenging but fun for everyone. You’ll admire their professionally manicured course that features fast greens, fair roughs, and beautiful fairways. Improve your play with their personal golf instruction, restock your supplies at the Salt Pond Pro Shop, and grab a bite at Birdies Snack Bar. 25.7 miles from the Inn
#9 – Bear Trap Dunes
Featuring three fantastic courses, Kodiak, Black Bear, and Grizzly, Bear Trap Dunes was designed by award-winning architect Rick Jacobson. Be prepared for a uniquely challenging experience thanks to strategically placed sand dunes, bunkers and water hazards. Located in Ocean View, just 3 miles west of Bethany Beach, this stunning 27-hole design offers manicured and oversized greens, and four perfectly placed sets of tees to satisfy every skill level. The Bear Den & Grill offers a delectable menu of sandwiches, sliders, burgers, pizza, entrees and more. 27.7 miles from the Inn
#10 – Bethany Bay Course
A little farther out but worth every mile is Bethany Bay Golf Club, beautifully situated along the Indian River Bay. This fun yet challenging 9-hole par 3 golf course features a mixture of grasses on the fairways and greens, bay views, and scenic wetlands. Anyone who wishes to do their part to protect the environment will appreciate choosing Bethany Bay. They currently have several programs in place to help preserve and protect nature. 29.8 miles from the Inn
- Monarchs in the Rough – Located between holes #7 and #8 is a Monarch Butterfly Waystation with wildflower nectar, water and temporary shelter to help the Monarch butterfly along its annual migratory journey.
- Bluebird Nesting Trail – They’ve established bluebird boxes throughout the golf course to help Eastern Bluebirds survive and thrive.
- Naturalized Native Grass Area – Throughout the course and within the community are native grass areas help reduce the need for chemicals and water, and to provide a safe place for small critters and ground nesting birds
- Best Management Practices – Their course maintenance team has a soil and crop management plan in place to protect the environment and conserve water.
Start Planning Your Golf Getaway
Are you ready to take advantage of these top 10 Delaware golf courses near Milton? If so, plan your golf getaway today. Our historic bed and breakfast offers a quiet and relaxing setting, seemingly miles away, yet just a few minutes from all the action. Choose from three main house guest rooms or two separate and private suites. Pack your golf clubs and your swimsuit to enjoy our saltwater pool. This is relaxation at its best.